THE PARTY: Launch of Stella Artois’ “The Butcher, the Baker, the Belgian Beer Maker”
THE PLACE: Stone Street, NYC
THE DEETS: There’s something special about summer nights in New York City. Around every corner, down every block, opportunity for an exclusive moment in an overwhelming city presents itself in distinctive ways. Maybe it’s an impromptu picnic for friends in a garden, or a couple dancing in the middle of an empty street.
Stella Artois took advantage of that very emotion on Monday night in the Financial District by taking over Stone Street with an outdoor dinner party to celebrate their new show, “The Butcher, the Baker, the Belgian Beer Maker.” Guests of honor included the three hosts, Chrissy Teigen, Aliya LeeKong and Cara Nicoletti, as well as Rosario Dawson and Natalie Joos.
Following cocktail hour, guests sat down to a communal table dominating the middle of Stone Street and tucked into a three course meal: heirloom tomato galette, dry aged ribeye with steak frites, and Belgian apple pastry. With each section of dinner came a description of the offering from the chef and instruction on how to pair Stella Artois’ selection. As the summer sun slowly faded away, a candle was passed down the table in order to light the votives accenting our tablescape, cementing the communal dinner feeling of the evening.